This bible study uses a method called S.O.A.P.
S-Write out the scripture passage of the day
O- Write down 1-2 observations from the passage.
A-Write down 1-2 applications from the passage.
P-Pray over what you learned from today's passage.
They describe it as a "simple, slow method. The point is to fully mediate and take in each and every word in the passage for the day. "
This is my first day, but I am already in love with this method. So far this week we have covered Ephesians 1-10. It was simple to catch up and I feel full on God's word and His love. I have really been missing Him lately. I have not been in a good Bible Study in a while. And even though I have quiet prayer time every morning and read a few scriptures, there is something special about being in a Bible Study with other like-minded women who are praying for you.
God reveals so much in His word if we just take the time to meditate on it. After reading these passages today, I am refreshed in the knowledge that I am chosen in Him and will be holy and blameless through Jesus! I have redemption from my trespasses through the saving grace of the shed blood of Jesus!
What does that mean to me? It means I don't have to be good or perfect on my own. Which is a huge relief to me. I just have to give my life to the One who is perfect. Jesus. I am human and I fall short every day. I loose my temper, I do things with a bad attitude, I say things I shouldn't, and the list goes on. Thankfully the blood of Jesus covers these sins when I repent and I am able to stand before the Father holy and blameless. Praise God!
Wanna join me on this Bible Study? Shoot me an email at joyfulcreations2(at) yahoo.com and let me know. I am going to try to put a group together this weekend.
Have a Blessed Day!